What is it?
Awesome, that's what. We’re not easily pleased at Autocar – it’s a rare thing for a car to get the full five-star rating in our roadtest, but Porsche’s GT3 is just that, a car so complete we gave it full marks.
And this is the even more extreme RS version, a car that takes the ‘standard’ GT3, adds 44mm to the rear body width, a monster rear wing, and £14,740 to the price.
What's it like?
Our plans to get scientific and record a lap time around Mira’s dry circuit to compare with the regular GT3's time were sidelined by the only rain we’ve had in months. Still, the motorway commute is visceral enough.
The lightweight plastic rear window – so thin you can see it moving – and carbonfibre engine cover might be instrumental in the RS’s 20kg weight saving, but to my mind the bigger benefit is the reduced sound deadening – it’s not often we praise heightened road and engine noise, but in this case we’ll take everything you’ve got.
Pouring rain, wipers set to maximum, flat six bellowing and 305mm section tyres noisily forcing their way through the damp surface, this is most extreme experience this side of a trip down the Mulsanne in a GT car.